Currently: Cleveland Browns - # 65 Guard
HOMER STALLIONS 1988 - 1993
Providence Celtics 1994 - 1998
University of Iowa 1998 - 2003
Cincinnati Bengals 2003 - 2007
Cleveland Browns 2007 - 2012
Retired from the NFL in 2012 after short stay with Miami
Eric is a graduate of Providence Catholic High School. He helped his team to a 50-game winning streak and three consecutive state championships. As a senior he had 46 tackles, 55 assists, and a school record 26 QB sacks on his way to being named conference MVP and first team all-state. One of the top high school players in the country, he was named Super Prep and PrepStar all-American. Since 2003 Eric has started 124 of 125 games as of 2011.
In 2007 Eric accepted a contract for 7 years worth $49.5 million with the Browns.
HOMER STALLIONS 1990 - 1994
Lockport Porters 1995 - 1999
Notre Dame 1999 - 2004
New Orleans Saints 2004 - 2005
Rhein Fire NFL Europe 2005
Cologne Centurians NFL Europe 2006
Hamilton Tiger-Cats CFL 2007 - 2010
(Canadian Football League)
Nick was signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free-agent on May 13, 2004. He also served time with Tampa Bay, Chicago, Cleveland and Buffalo. On December 12, 2006, he signed as a free agent with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL. He scored a league leading 167 points in his first year in Canada. He was also named a CFL All-Star. Nick was one of Hamilton's captains in the 2009 season.
On Monday August 19th of 2013, Eric returned to the field he left so long ago. Before there were two fields or even a tower, Eric played on what is now "Kevin Killmer field" in this great sport of football we teach. Learning just like every other little guy that first plays, the basic fundamentals of blocking, tackling, passing, and receiving. Now after regularly playing with Providence high school, the Iowa Hawkeyes, the Cincinnati Bengals, and the Cleavland Browns he has returned to give back to the area kids where he started.
Monday night was a huge success for the return visit of former Homer Stallion and NFL player Eric Steinbach. Eric signed close to 400 autographs and took time to talk to each player and signed extra items for them as well. Special thanks to Kerri Treacy for designing the bio-sheet that was given to every player, and Jeff Schultz, whose company donated the printed copies. Also thanks to the Stallions board and all the coaches that helped make the night fun for everyone.
Eric said he will return again, more info and details to come later.
All the Stallions would like to Thank Eric for taking the time to come out and once again be a part of the Stallions.
On August 9th, 2013, Nick came to support the "Kevin Killmer Memorial Scholarship Fund" and "Michelle Ivanich Memorial Scholarship Fund" at the benefit(more info here). He came out in full support of the scholarships and took pictures with anyone who wanted a picture and signed any autographs anyone asked. He stayed most of the night and and enjoyed stories of times past and what the future may hold.
Nick has been engaged in the community since his career ended in the NFL and CFL. He has taken time to teach our Stallions at camps and clinics more then just football, but like him, how to be a better person overall.
Thanks for the continued support thoughout the community Nick.
More to come later. If you know someone that has gone on to play Football in college, please send me an email with links, pictures, or any information you have.